To deploy the vRealize Appliance, a system administrator must log in to the vSphere client and select deployment settings.

Prerequisites

  • Download the vRealize Appliance from the VMware Web site.

  • Log in to the vSphere client as a user with system administrator privileges.

Procedure

  1. Select File > Deploy OVF Template from the vSphere client.
  2. Browse to the vRealize Appliance file you downloaded and click Open.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Click Next on the OVF Template Details page.
  5. Accept the license agreement and click Next.
  6. Type a unique virtual appliance name according to the IT naming convention of your organization in the Name text box, select the datacenter and location to which you want to deploy the virtual appliance, and click Next.
  7. Follow the prompts until the Disk Format page appears.
  8. Verify on the Disk Format page that enough space exists to deploy the virtual appliance and click Next.
  9. Follow the prompts to the Properties page.

    The options that appear depend on your vSphere configuration.

  10. Enter properties for this vRealize Appliance.
    1. Enter and confirm a password for the vRealize Appliance root account.

      This setting can be changed later, from the vRealize Appliance management interface.

    2. Enable or disable SSH connections to the vRealize Appliance.

      This setting can be changed later, from the vRealize Appliance management interface.

    3. Review the Customer Experience Improvement Program description. If you want to leave the program without joining, you may uncheck the checkbox.

      This setting can be changed later, from the vRealize Appliance management interface.

    4. In the Hostname text box, enter the fully qualified domain name of the vRealize Appliance, even if you are using DHCP.
    5. Enter networking properties.
  11. Click Next.
  12. Depending on your vCenter and DNS configurations, it could take some time for the DNS to resolve. To expedite this process, perform the following steps.
    • If Power on after deployment is available on the Ready to Complete page.

      1. Select Power on after deployment and click Finish.

      2. Click Close after the file finishes deploying into vCenter.

      3. Wait for the machine to restart. This could take up to five minutes.

    • If Power on after deployment is not available on the Ready to Complete page.

      1. Click Close after the file finishes deploying into vCenter.

      2. Power on the VM and wait for some time for the VM to start up.

      3. Verify that you can ping the DNS of the VM. If you cannot ping the DNS, restart the VM.

      4. Wait for the machine to start. This could take up to five minutes.

  13. Open a command prompt and ping the FQDN to verify that the fully qualified domain name can be resolved against the IP address of vRealize Appliance.